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All content by Annie Hosch
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence lost an estimated 10 million euros when it was forced to shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. In May of 2021, Uffizi announced that they would be creating NFTs of some of their famous works to recover from the losses suffered during the pandemic. (Photo by Annie Hosch)

The Uffizi Gallery proves NFTs are profitable, but will they last?

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence turns to NFTs due to the economic downturn created by Italy’s nosedive in tourism amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct 25, 2021

FLORENCE, Italy — As the pandemic surged through Europe last year, Italy’s museums and galleries shut their doors to the public. The subsequent shutdown of the tourism industry...

Tourists flock to Florence every year to explore its renowned art galleries. While on the street, they should take note of the street art that dominates the city in Italy. (Photo by Annie Hosch)

Painting and politics: A look at Florentine streets

Beyond Florence’s many galleries and museums, political street art serves as a reminder of the city’s longstanding political consciousness and staunch DIY activism.
Sep 10, 2021

FLORENCE, Italy — Every year thousands make the journey to Florence’s great galleries and museums. They crane their necks to admire the magnificent height of the Florence Cathedral,...